All You Need to Know About SP Jain MBA!

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SP Jain's MBA Program

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a leading business school in India. It is the most prestigious, competitive and accredited autonomous b-school associated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan. Founded in 1981 with a mission to promote value-driven growth and socially responsible individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, SPJIMR is located in Mumbai, the commercial hub of India. It has campuses in Mumbai and Delhi and offers a wide range of accredited and unique management courses targeted at graduates, professionals, executives, women and individuals running family businesses. In this blog, we will explore SP Jain MBA programmes, the eligibility requirements, fees, admissions and placements!

Name SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
Type Private
Fees Range Rs. 8 to 18+ lakhs
Accreditation All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
UK Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
Admission Process Online
Rankings Ranked 2nd by Outlook 2020Ranked 4th by India Today 2020Ranked 18th for MBA by NIRF 2020
Campuses Mumbai & Delhi
Official Website

SPJIMR Admission Dates 2023

CAT 2022 Exam Date (Tentative) Nov 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Registration Window (Tentative) Aug 3, 2022 – Sep 23, 2022
Last Date to Apply for Admission (PGP GM) Jun 30, 2022
Last Date to Apply for Admission (PGPM) Aug 15, 2022

Note: The dates for 2023 Admission are yet to be announced.

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SP Jain MBA Programs

There are many full-time MBA programmes offered by SPJIMR for those looking to obtain a qualification in business and management. All programmes are mentioned below with their course-wise eligibility criteria and application dates. 

Courses Eligibility Criteria
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
-A bachelor’s degree in any field with 50% + GMAT/CAT scores 
-Work experience is not mandatory 
Post Graduate Programme in Management
-A bachelor’s degree in any field+GMAT/CAT scores
-Work experience of 5 years is mandatory 
Global Management
Programme (GMP)
-A bachelor’s degree in any field +GMAT/GRE/CAT/XAT/IELTS/
TOEFL scores 
-Both Freshers and Professionals with work experience are eligible
Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)  -A bachelor’s degree in any field with 55%+ GMAT/NMAT/CAT/XAT score
-4 years minimum work experience 
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – Doctoral Programme  -A master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline with 55% +GMAT/GRE/CAT/NET mgt. /MAT/XAT/PET score
Post Graduate Programme in Family Managed Business (PGPFMB) A bachelor’s degree from any discipline + a second-generation family member with work experience
Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP) A bachelor’s degree in any programme with 5 years of work experience + diploma holders with 10 years of work accompanying Support
Post Graduate Programme in General Management (PGP-GM)  A bachelor’s degree with 50% from any field + Work Experience (5 years) 
Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGP-DM) A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 2 years of work experience + English & Computer proficiency

SPJIMR Ranking 2023

Ranking Ranking 2023
In Asia by QS Global MBA Ranking 2023 29
In The World by QS Global MBA Ranking 2023 151-200
All India Private B-school 2022 by Fortune India 1
All India Private B-school 2022 by Business Today BT-MDRA B-School Ranking 1
All India Rank by Business Today BT-MDRA B-School Ranking 2022 5
All India Rank by Fortune India 2022 8
NIRF 2022 for MBA/PGDM 21

Short-term Management Courses 

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research offers an array of short-term and certificate MBA courses to corporate professionals, executives, working women as well as owners of family-run businesses.

Here are some of the top short-term management courses provided by SPJIMR:

Course Eligibility Criteria
Management Development Programme (MDP)

1. Supply chain Management with Analytics 
2. Machine Learning for Business Managers
3. Financial Acumen for Non-Finance Executives
Current/Experienced Managers
and/or Executives
Analytics for Strategic Business Decisions Current/Experienced Managers and/or Executives
AI & ML for Managers Current/Experienced Managers and/or Executives
Certificate Program in Digital Marketing Current/Experienced Managers and/or Executives
Advanced Project Management Current/Experienced Managers and/or Executives
Ladies in Family Enterprise Graduated Women from family business & age limit is 30+Work experience is not mandatory
Senior Leadership of Family Enterprises Graduated Family Business Owners & age limit is 35+Work experience is required

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the major requirements you need to qualify to apply for SP Jain MBA and short-term management courses:

  • 10th and 12th level exams with a minimum of 50%
  • A bachelor’s degree in any programme from a recognised university
  • Entrance exam scores like GMAT/CAT/MAT/XAT/etc
  • For some programmes, a minimum of 2 to 5 years of work experience is mandatory.

Admission and Selection Process

The application process for SP Jain MBA programs is online. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply to full-time and part-time MBA courses.

  • All candidates have to fill out the application form for the desired programmes available on the official website. 
  • The applicants must check the eligibility criteria (mentioned above) for every programme before starting the application process.
  • After the form is filled and all the documents are uploaded, candidates have to pay fees and submit the form with valid scores of GMAT/CAT/XAT/GRE etc (can be submitted later)
  • Based on the application form, academic scores, resume and overall individual profile, candidates are shortlisted for the programme and invited for a personal interview/group discussion session. 
  • The second round of admission differs based on the programme; it may include a personal interview, group discussion, and written tests like aptitude tests/psychometric tests/research aptitude tests/essay writing. [It may include one or a combination of these requirements depending upon the course]
  • Once, all the rounds of admission are through, the college releases a list of selected candidates who are eligible for admission to the selected programme.

Documents Required

Here are some important documents that applicants require for the online admission form:

  • 10th and 12th Marksheet
  • Marksheet for Bachelor’s Programme 
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Resume/CV
  • Scores of relevant entrance exams

SP Jain MBA Cut-offs

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research accepts various national-level entrance exams conducted for management courses. Standardised scores are essential for the selection process but not the only criteria; the college considers factors like overall academic profile, work experience, extracurriculars, volunteer work/community service and personality. Here are the SP Jain MBA cut-offs for the top programmes.

SP Jain PGDM Cut-offs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Cut-offs (Percentile)
GMAT 85 
CAT 85 

SP Jain Global Management Programme Cut-offs

Global Management Programme (GMP) Cut-offs (Percentile)
GMAT Minimum 550
GRE Minimum 300
CAT 80
XAT 80

MBA Courses, Fees & Seats

Let’s look at the SP Jain MBA full-time programmes in detail:

Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is SP Jain’s flagship MBA residential programme. The duration of the exam is 2 years and the total number of seats available is 240 for the programme. It is an extensive programme that includes coursework, project work, internships, industrial visits and training. Students can opt for specialisations like Finance, Information Management, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain. Students can also apply for international immersion for exposure. The total fees including tuition, immersion programme and hostel fees are Rs. 17.50 lakhs.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is another immensely popular residential programme at the business school. The programme is targeted at working professionals with a minimum of 5 years of work experience and the duration of the programme is 15 months. The total fee for the course is Rs. 18.10 lakhs. It includes tuition fees, a hostel, an international immersion programme, admission fees and more.

Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)
Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW) is a unique and exclusive programme for working women professionals on a work sabbatical. The programme encourages female participation in the workforce by supporting learning, industrial training, and coursework. The total fee for the programme is approximately Rs 15 lakhs including hostel, tuition and international immersion. The duration is 1 year.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a doctoral programme in MBA offered by the business school to encourage research and provide solutions to prevalent issues. The duration of the programme is 4 years. It is a fully-funded programme and selected candidates are given a monthly stipend worth Rs 40,000. 

Post-Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB)
Post-Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB) is an exceptionally innovative programme directed at family business owners and encouraging the tradition of successful and progressive family businesses in the economy. The total tuition fee is estimated to be Rs 13 lakh for 1.5 years.

Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP)
Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP) is an ideal programme meant for middle senior management working professionals with past 5 years or more of work experience. It is offered as a part-time or full-time course and held in batches throughout the year. The total fee for the programme is Rs. 8 lakhs. 


SP Jain offers special management scholarships for their academic programmes. These are open to a limited number of deserving and disadvantaged candidates. All those candidates interested in applying for financial assistance have to send a scholarship request letter with their application form. The percentage of reduction of the fee will be determined by the committee based on the application of individual profiles.

PGDM Placements for 2023

SP Jain MBA programmes are the most sought-after management courses in India because applicants get industrial exposure, relevant coursework and lastly placements. SP Jain boasts 100% placement and invites world-renowned and well-established companies for the placement drive. Let’s look at the PGDM placements for the 2021-2021 batch:

  • Total Companies: 131
  • First-time recruiters: 75 
  • Number of PPOs: 79 
  • Total Batch Participants: 233
  • Highest Salary: 46.65 LPA
  • Average Salary: 26.06 LPA
  • Median Salary 25.00 LPA

SPJIMR Faculty

The current faculty ratio at SPJIMR is 1:6 (approximately), which includes the 16 members of the Ad Hoc faculty. With innovative pedagogy designs, the faculty members are the institutions recognised for building students’ knowledge engines. There are now 69 full-time faculty members.

Dr Anil Vishnu Vaidya graduated from the University of Bradford’s School of Management in Bradford, United Kingdom. He is presently a professor and the head of the ERP Implementation Program. On the other hand, professors like Dr Hemant Kumar Manoj, associate professor of finance and area head for finance, had 20 years of experience working for IDFC Ltd. and IDFC Bank to generate Early Warning Signals (EWS).


  • Mahesh Madhavan: CEO at Bacardi Limited
  • Deepak Iyer: Managing Director at Mondelez International, India
  • Deepak Rastogi: President and Group CFO at Tata Autocomp Systems
  • Mahesh Rupanagudi: Forbes Europe 30 under 30
  • Shilpa Divekar Nirula- CEO, India, Monsanto
  • Indrajit Gupta- Founding Editor, Forbes India
  • Arya Sekhar- MD, Morgan Stanley- Risk Management, New York

SPJIMR Startups

  • TYPE
  • Bezahlt
  • Appknox

Top Recruiters

SP Jain invited recruiters from areas like Consulting/IT Consulting, FMCG, BFSI, General Management and Leadership roles, E-Commerce and IT. A list of top recruiters for SPJIMR MBA are:

  • PWC
  • Deloitte USI
  • Accenture Strategy
  • Bain & Co.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • EY 
  • Bajaj Finserv
  • IDFC First Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • American Express
  • HCL, Freshworks
  • Microsoft 
  • Samsung R&D Institute
  • Amazon
  • Cloudtail
  • Flipkart
  • Grofers
  • OYO
  • Asian Paints
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Hindustan Unilever
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • e Amazon
  • Capgemini ELITE
  • Godrej
  • Mahindra


What are the entrance exams for pursuing SP Jain MBA programs?

GMAT/CAT/MAT/XAT/GRE/NET are the entrance exams required for pursuing SP Jain MBA programs.

What is the eligibility for pursuing SP Jain MBA programs?

10th and 12th level exams with a minimum of 50%
A bachelor’s degree in any programme from a recognised university
Entrance exam scores like GMAT/CAT/MAT/XAT/etc
For some programmes, a minimum of 2 to 5 years of work experience is mandatory.

What is the cost of studying in SP Jain MBA programs??

The average cost of pursuing SP Jain MBA programs is Rs. 8 to 18+ lakhs.

This was all about SP Jain MBA programmes! The college offers unique programmes, placement opportunities and industrial experience. Admissions for some MBA programmes at the business school are open for batch 2023. Want to pursue MBA from a business school abroad? Sign up for a free counselling session with our Leverage Edu and we will help you find the best course and university as per your interests and preferences!

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